Boca Raton High School drama students to stage ‘Sweet Charity’


BOCA RATON HIGH

The Drama Department will present the romantic comedy “Sweet Charity” at 7 p.m. March 1-3, and 2 p.m. March 3-4. General admission tickets are $10; VIP reserved seating is $15. A group rate for 20 or more is available at $9. For more information, call 561-338-1533 or go to www.bocadrama.com.

SOMERSET ACADEMY CANYONS

A High School Curriculum Fair will take place 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the gymnasium, 9385 Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach. Families of incoming and current students are invited to attend. Teachers will be on hand to discuss various courses and programs. The Student Government Association is hosting a food truck rally in the parking lot.

BRIEFLY

The window to apply for a Choice program for the 2018-2019 school year has been extended through Friday. The district offers more than 300 Choice programs at 117 elementary, middle and high schools throughout the county. This extended deadline does not apply to the arts programs requiring auditions. For more information on the Choice programs available and application, visit www.PalmBeachSchools.org/choiceprograms.

The school district’s annual Historically Black College-University and Hispanic Serving Institution Recruitment Tour held recently at the Palm Beach County Convention Center resulted in 1,570 college acceptances given and $9,275,500 in scholarships awarded. Representatives from more than 21 colleges met with students from 24 district high schools during the two-day event. Thirty aspiring teachers also signed contracts with the district’s Recruitment and Retention Office, ensuring that once they receive their college degree and teaching certificate, they can come back to Palm Beach County to teach as part of the Grow Your Own initiative.

The district’s Choice and Career Options Department, in conjunction with the Business Development Board and CareerSource, is holding its annual Claim Your Future Event for high school students from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Students will be bused to the site to attend two panel discussions on the topics of aviation, business, construction, education, finance, governmental relations, health care, hospitality, information technology, law, logistics and manufacturing.

The entry deadline for the Essay & Creative Arts Competition sponsored by the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians & Jews has been extended to March 12. The contest is open to all middle and high school students in public, private, parochial and charter schools in the county. Categories include essay writing, music, video and visual arts, with middle and high school divisions. The topic, “The Road Not Taken,” is inspired by the Robert Frost poem. Students can win cash prizes and other gifts. Supervising teachers are eligible to win gift cards for school supplies. Entry forms with guidelines are available at www.palmbeachfellowship.net or by calling 561-833-6150.

Compiled by Sy O’Neill. Send school news to neighborhood@pbpost.com. Dated items must be sent at least two weeks before the event.



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